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to think the strikethrough font is used far too often by some people on Mumsnet?

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bibbitybobbityyhat Fri 25-Nov-16 14:05:43

It's beginning to get on my giddy goat.

Doing this is not the same as writing something in brackets

I also see people using it for no discernable reason whatsoever. Someone typing a normal paragraph suddenly starts crossing bits out at random.

It is for using when you say something that you know in your heart of hearts you really shouldn't but you want to say it anyway. Or for comic effect as in "I had half a packet of a couple of biscuits with my cup of tea".

IANBU so don't even talk to me.

allegretto Fri 25-Nov-16 14:06:55

YABU and I think you know it

Soubriquet Fri 25-Nov-16 14:07:19

no I don't think it's used enough

MidnightVelvetthe7th Fri 25-Nov-16 14:07:46

yabu grammar nazi smile

ShowMePotatoSalad Fri 25-Nov-16 14:08:02

YABU. Using brackets wouldn't have the same effect. Don't people use the strikethrough as a jokey thing? Like "I shouldn't be saying this but I'm saying it anyway"?

LineyReborn Fri 25-Nov-16 14:09:21

I've seen some cracking misuse of it. This kind of thing:

Am I overthinking this? My MIL is crazy and says random things and won't give the key back My DH says I am but I know I'm not because Sharon from the park says I was patient as fuck and I never like Christmas with the PILs anyway. What should I do?

Momentumista Fri 25-Nov-16 14:10:00

You are are not BU

ShowMeTheElf Fri 25-Nov-16 14:10:55

YABU grin

ElsaAintAsColdAsMe Fri 25-Nov-16 14:11:49

how do you do a strikethrough grin

SmilingButClueless Fri 25-Nov-16 14:11:55

I like the strikethrough. Don't think it's just a Mumsnet thing, either - been using it at work and on other forums for years, before I'd even heard of Mumsnet.

Although strikethrough fails are quite annoying

BlackeyedSusan Fri 25-Nov-16 14:12:08

-- strike through strike throughs

bibbitybobbityyhat Fri 25-Nov-16 14:13:12

ShowMePotatoSalad - you mean yanbu there, not yabu.

ElphabaTheGreen Fri 25-Nov-16 14:13:27

I agree entirely, OP. I find use of strikethrough instead of brackets absolutely fucking infuriating a bit puzzling.


HTKB Fri 25-Nov-16 14:13:32

Look, I don't really care about strikethroughs. They are not the issue. The issue is "your mileage may vary". It needs to be stopped. It's bum clenchingly awful.

MrsHathaway Fri 25-Nov-16 14:14:48

I use far too many brackets already. Sometimes I strikethrough to make the post easier to read.

"I got the wrong end of the stick last weekend overthinking as usual and believed I was expected to offer to host Christmas dinner (we last hosted two or three years ago so it probably is our turn). So I cheerfully offered, only to be told that everyone else thought we were going to the pub on Christmas Day fuck that so they were all going to MIL's house together ... but we could come as well if we wanted (there are five of us, including three under ten)."

Yes, the comedy cockups are great.

bibbitybobbityyhat Fri 25-Nov-16 14:21:12

I don't understand that post at all Mrs H grin

RortyCrankle Fri 25-Nov-16 14:27:13

but it's so useful You're so right OP

NavyandWhite Fri 25-Nov-16 14:38:42

I love a strike through. Use it often.

VanillaSugarAndChristmasSpice Fri 25-Nov-16 14:40:40

I don't

MauiWest Fri 25-Nov-16 14:41:32

So much clearer than brackets, I love strikethrough.

TiggyD Fri 25-Nov-16 14:42:53

kill all geese I agree.

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Fri 25-Nov-16 14:44:04

Sorry bibbity I love it. nee-ner nee-ner

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Fri 25-Nov-16 14:45:56

I also am a fan of the creepy wee brackets.


Mymothersdaughter Fri 25-Nov-16 14:47:09

I used it without thinking in a work email the other day... obviously been way too exposed to it here! Felt so stupid afterwards. Sent it to the whole team as well

NavyandWhite Fri 25-Nov-16 14:47:27

I don't see the brackets hardly ever these days, I like them too <sad face>

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